Portuguese Glossary and Pronunciation Guide

Adeus
(A-day-oz) – Goodbye

Amigo (male)
(a-MEE-go) – Friend

Amiga (female)
(a-MEE-ga) – Friend

Bela
(BEH-la) – Beautiful

Boa noite
(BOH-a NOI-ch) – Good evening/night

Boa tarde
(BOH-a TAR-d) – Good afternoon

Bom dia
(Bong DEE-ah) – Good morning

Cavaleiro
(Cav-al-EER-o) – Horseman

De nada
(De Nah-de) – (It’s nothing) You’re welcome

Desastrado
(Day-zash-TRAH-doo) – Clumsy

Deus
(DAY-oz) – God

Dorma bem
(DOR-me baing) – Sleep well

Golegã
(GOAL-ega) – The name of a town

Lisboa
(Leezh-BO-ah) – Lisbon

Meu filho
(MAY-oo FEEL-yo) – My son

Meu pai
(MAY-oo pie) – My father

Minha mãe
(MEE-nyah my) – My mother

Nada
(NAH-de) – Nothing

Não
(NAH-oo) – No

Obrigado (said by a male)
(o-bree-GAH-doo) – Thank you

Obrigada (said by a female)
(o-bree-GAH-dah) – Thank you

Olá
(OH-lah) – Hello

Papai
(PA-pie) – Daddy

Passage
(PAH-sahj) – A hovering trot step made by a horse

Por Favor
(Poor fah-VOR) – Please

Que?
(Kay) – What?

Querida (to a female)
(Keh-REE-dah) – Dear, Darling

Senhor
(Say-NYHOR) – Mr

Senhora
(Say-NYHOR-ah) – Mrs

Senhorita
(Say-nyhor-EE-tah) – Miss

Sim
(seeng) – Yes

Sinto muito
(SIN-to MWEE-to) – I’m sorry

Um momento
(Oong Mo-MEN-to) – Just a minute

Portuguese Swear Words and Insults

Cabrão (male)
(Cah-BROW-oo) – Asshole/Bastard (literally ‘goat’ or ‘she-goat’)

Cabra (female)
(Cah-bra) – Asshole/Bastard (literally ‘goat’ or ‘she-goat’)

Foda-se
(FO-dass) – Fuck

Idiota
(Eed-ee-OH-ta) – Idiot, fool, jerk

Merda
MEHR-de) – Shit

Vaca
(VAH-ca) – Cow

Portuguese Numbers – Counting in Portuguese

Um
(oohm) – 1

Dois
(doy-z) – 2

Três
(treh-z) – 3

Quatro
(kwah-troh) – 4

Cinco
(seen-coh) – 5